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Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 1/22/16

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GlobalFoundries Acquires 60 Acres from Tech Campus

“GlobalFoundries has acquired a 60-acre parcel from the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Saratoga County, New York. The computer chip manufacturer paid $1.2 million, or $20,000 an acre, to purchase 60 acres that straddle the Malta and Stillwater town line.”
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IBM to Buy Live-streaming Startup Ustream for $130 Million

“IBM is buying live video stream provider Ustream to help sell more video services to clients including the National Football League, HBO and the Food Network, through its cloud platform. With the acquisition, International Business Machines Corp. will create a unit that combines Ustream’s services with related technologies including those from previous purchases: multi-device video delivery platform Clearleap, data storage seller Cleversafe and file-transfer software provider Aspera.”
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At this Brooklyn Industrial Complex, Talent is Just Down the Block

“Since Alexandra Ferguson relocated her namesake company to Industry City in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park from Westchester two years ago, she has hired five seamstresses from the surrounding area to craft pillows that sell for as much as $100. “I knew from my experience managing sample rooms that Brooklyn and Queens were rife with talent, but I really didn’t know where to begin,” said the 33-year-old Ferguson.”
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STS Steel to Acquire Property in Schenectady, Will Remain Next to New Casino and Mohawk Harbor

“STS Steel is planning to purchase four acres from the Schenectady Industrial Development Agency that will allow the company to expand and continue operating next to the Galesi Group’s new Mohawk Harbor development. STS Steel makes large steel frames and parts used to build bridges, canal locks and buildings including the entranceways to Proctors theater in Schenectady, New York and the Times Union Center in Albany.”
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The Bizwomen Interview: Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, CEO of Earth Friendly Products

“Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks took over as CEO of Earth Friendly Products 2014 after her father unexpectedly passed away. Van Vlahakis led the company for 47 years, growing Earth Friendly Products into one of the world’s top sellers of sustainable cleaning products. Earth Friendly Products manufactures more than 150 products sold in major U.S. stores like Costco, Sprout’s and Sam’s Club, as well as in more than 60 countries.”
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Water Main Break Impacts Waterford Manufacturer

“Manufacturers and residents in Saratoga County are feeling the domino effect of a water main break in Troy, New York, on Sunday. Momentive Performance Materials, one of the region’s biggest manufacturers, is taking voluntary steps to conserve water at its Waterford plant.”
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One of Rochester’s Photonics Governing Boards Meets Wednesday

“The newly established American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics is governed by two boards, one of which is the Leadership Council chaired by Robert Duffy.”
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